The Reliquary Volume 6

The Reliquary Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...use or value to the scientific antiquary. It makes, indeed, no pretension to this, so far as we can see; but, as merely containing a number of notes concerning the past history of Leek, it is thoroughly to be commended, and we think that it would form a very good model for others to follow who may think of treading in Mr. Miller's steps. The most readable paper is a gruesome account of an execution in Leek at the beginning of last century, and perhaps the most valuable portion is that which relates to the traditions connected with Prince Charles Edward. There is a vocabulary of local words, some of which strike us as peculiar, if they are fairly set down as local traditional folk words, and not as modern slang importations. A note on trade tokens draws attention to a newly discovered Leek token, which is heart-shaped, and, it is said, is not included in the new edition of Boyne. As we have not that work by us, we are unable to verify the statement. Mr. Miller's book does not aim high, but what it attempts is very well done, and, of its class of book, it deserves to take a foremost place. We wish other books of the kind were as satisfactory as this is. With no great pretensions, Mr. Miller has contrived to produce a comely book, which will preserve much concerning Leek which would otherwise soon have been forgotten; and, at the same time, a book which will be read with interest by Leek folk, in many of whom it may be hoped it will stimulate a further taste for a systematic study of the things of the past. We are obliged to defer for the present an account of the Proceedings of various local societies, which we have received. Both the Surrey and the Berkshire Societies have begun an account of the Church Plate in their Proceedings, while...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829670
  • 9781236829672